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Posted on: October 17, 2017

Fall Events in Full Swing This Weekend, Closures throughout the City

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(GALVESTON, TX) October 17th, 2017 – This weekend the sound of street musicians, runners, and cyclists will fill the fall air on Galveston Island. As athletes come over the causeway and artists and musicians fill the streets downtown, expect clo...

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Posted on: October 12, 2017

Ave S Now Closed To West Bound Traffic Through Duration Of Project

One phase of the Ave S project is now complete and the newly constructed east bound lanes are now open from 61st Street to 53rd. One east bound lane on the West side of 61st is blocked temporarily until pavement markings are installed. Ave S from 61st to ...

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Posted on: October 9, 2017

Galveston Holiday Events to Include New ‘Downtown Lanterns & Lights’ PLUS Cirque Joyeux Noel Show

GALVESTON, Texas (Oct. 9, 2017) –A new event will light up downtown Galveston this holiday season as part of the island’s eight weeks of “Winter Wonder Island” festivities.

 

‘Downtown Lanterns and Lights’ will feature a magical display of Christma...

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

Lasker Park Community Pool to Close October 9th

Lasker Park Community Pool to Close October 9th While Ardent Construction and City Staff Work Together on Finalizing Construction

October 6, 2017 – The Lasker Park Community Pool will be closing on Monday, October 9th, while the City works with A...

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

Galveston Fire Department Partners with Domino’s to Promote Fire Prevention Week

 

Galveston Fire Department Partners with Domino’s to Promote Fire Prevention Week

October 3, 2017 –  In recognition of fire prevention month, the Galveston Fire Department has partnered with both Domino’s loc...

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

Galveston Police Chief, Richard Boyle, Retires After 40 Years of Service

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(GALVESTON, TX) October 2, 2017 – After 40 years of service to the law enforcement profession, Chief Richard Boyle has submitted notice of his retirement from the Galveston Police Department effective February 2018. With much of his career spent...

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Posted on: September 29, 2017

Galveston Trolley Announces Fall Schedule, Reduces Operating Hours during the Week

As Fall Settles Over the Island, the Galveston Trolley Reduces Operating Hours during the Week

September 29, 2017 – As fall settles over the island, the Galveston Trolley Service will reduce its hours for weekday operations. During the week, Mond...

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Posted on: September 26, 2017

Galveston County Disaster Assistance Outreach Form

Following the unprecedented flooding Hurricane Harvey caused, many county residents have found themselves on the long road to recovery. To help citizens on the path to rebuild their homes and lives, Galveston County has put together a Disaster Assistance ...

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

City to Hold Alternatives Workshop as Community Works Together to Build a Better Broadway

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Galveston, TX – September 12, 2017 -  The City of Galveston is continuing discussions aimed at improving the Broadway Corridor by inviting community members to participate in an Alternatives Workshop. The meeting will be held on Tuesday...

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Posted on: September 12, 2017

Equipment Failure Causes Release of 135,000 Gallons of Partially Treated Aerated Sludge

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Galveston, TX – September 12, 2017 – At approximately 10:15 am, the City of Galveston Main Wastewater Treatment Plant located at 5200 Port Industrial Road, experienced a release of 135,000 gallons of partially treated aerated sludge in...

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Posted on: September 12, 2017

Send Us Your Photos of Damage to City Streets or Other City Owned Asset During Harvey

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We are looking for any photos citizens have taken of damage to City streets, sidewalks, traffic lights, or any other City owned asset during Harvey. 

If you have any, please send them to publicinformation@galvestontx.gov with the location of the d...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

Trolley Service to Resume on Galveston Island

TROLLEY RETURNS

Galveston, TX – September 6th. 2017 – The red and green trolley’s moving about the Island have long been a sign that all is well in Galveston. As the City returns all services to normal operations, the Galveston Trolley servi...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

City's New Island Express Service Set to Begin on Monday, September 11, 2017

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Galveston, TX – September 6, 2017 – With a delayed start due to Harvey’s unrelinquishing rain and interruptions to METRO and Island Transit operations, the Island Express is officially set to begin on Monday September 11th, 2...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

Lasker Park Community Pool Reopens with New Hours

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Galveston, TX – September 6, 2017 – On Thursday September 7th, the Lasker Park Community Pool will reopen to the public with fall hours that will allow residents exclusive use of the lap pool in the morning while opening up in the even...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

Galveston Tourism Makes Full Return to Business with Reopening of Railroad Museum Today

GALVESTON, Texas (September 6, 2017) – Galveston tourism has made a full return to business with the reopening of the Galveston Railroad Museum today. All Galveston beaches and major attractions are now open.

The museum, which is located downtown...

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Posted on: September 1, 2017

City Council Votes to Waive Permit Fees to Expedite Recovery for Impacted Businesses and Homes

WAIVED FEES

Galveston, TX – September 1, 2017 – While the City of Galveston was spared the damage that we see on the mainland and all along the coast, City Council unanimously passed emergency orders to expedite recovery for our Galveston businesses and homes that we...

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

HARVEY: Rumor Control

RUMOR

In an effort to calm some concerns, we want to address the following rumors:

August 29, 2017

  • The Causeway is NOT closed. Check www.drivetexas.org for road closures.
  • The City did NOT shut off any utilities.
  • We did NOT evacuate residents. On Sunday, August 27, ...
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Posted on: August 30, 2017

HARVEY: Island Transit Resumes Operations & Damage Assessment Begins

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Galveston, TX – August 30, 2017 – Hurricane Harvey’s impacts were felt up and down the Gulf Coast and our hearts go out to our neighbors in every direction. While Galveston fared very well in comparison to our neighboring communities, we do have residents...

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Posted on: August 29, 2017

HARVEY: Disaster Assistance

FEMA ASSISTANCE

My home was damaged by Harvey

Depending on the kind of damage your home has and where you live, you may need to file more than one insurance claim. If you need information, have a complaint, or can't locate your agent or company, call our Consumer Help Lin...

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Posted on: August 29, 2017

HARVEY: Tuesday (August 29th) Afternoon Update

TUESDAY UPDATE

Tuesday afternoon update from the Mayor:

  • We are anticipating 2-4” over the next 12-24 hours. Tides are beginning to recede. We anticipate this to be the worst of the rains. Conditions should ease overnight as Harvey moved towards the Louisiana co...
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Posted on: August 27, 2017

HARVEY: Sunday (August 27th) Afternoon Update

THOUGHS PRAYERS

Good morning Galveston, below are the updates from the City of Galveston for Sunday morning August 27th:

  • We are not advising residents who evacuated to return to the island due to road conditions/closures on the mainland
  • The City is not seeing significant s...
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Posted on: August 25, 2017

HARVEY: Friday (August 25th) Update

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Galveston, TX – August 25, 2017 – Due to high-water on numerous roadways throughout the City, Island Transit has halted operations until further notice. This includes all transit operations (including the League City Park & Ride) as well as trolley op...

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Posted on: August 23, 2017

HARVEY: How residents can prepare for the heavy rains

BE PREPARED

WHAT RESIDENTS CAN TO PREPARE FOR THE HEAVY RAINS

  • Residents can make sure that their homes are prepared for heavy rainfall and possible flooding by doing the following:
    • If you have drains in front of your home ensure they are clear
    • Have current photos of all...
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Posted on: August 8, 2017

Market Street Reconstruction Project Kicks Off August 8th

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(GALVESTON, TX) August 8, 2017 – On Tuesday August 8th, crews began the reconstruction of Market Street from 19th Street to 25th Street.  Much like the projects to reconstruct 43rd, 53rd, 65th and 69th, the reconstruction of Market Stre...

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Posted on: August 4, 2017

City’s New Island Express Service Set to Begin August 28th

Beginning Monday, August 28, the Island Express will carry passengers from Galveston to Houston on weekdays for just $9. For the first time since 2013, Galveston will see a bus route with connection from the island to downtown Houston.

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Posted on: August 2, 2017

Grand Opening of the Lasker Park Community Swimming Pool to Be Held on August 15th

Grand Opening of the Lasker Park Community Swimming Pool to Be Held on August 15th

 

(GALVESTON, TX) August 2, 2017 – On August 15th at 11 a.m. the doors will open to the grand opening festivities for Galveston’s first community...

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Posted on: August 1, 2017

City Lowers Speed Limit on Seawall Blvd. to Increase Driver & Pedestrian Safety

Galveston, TX – August 1, 2017 - As the City works toward making Galveston a more walkable community, City Council unanimously approved at its July 27th meeting a reduction in the speed limit on Seawall Blvd to a consistent 35mph from 6th Street...

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Posted on: July 17, 2017

City Installs Midblock Crosswalks on Seawall Blvd To Increase Pedestrian Safety in High Density Area

(GALVESTON, TX) July 14, 2017 – With over 6.5 million visitors to the island in 2016, the number of pedestrians on the Seawall has increased exponentially in recent years.  In an effort to ensure that they have ample places to cross the...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

City Sells First Instalment of Public Improvement Bonds Recently Approved by Voters

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GALVESTON, TX (June 23, 2017) – This week, the City of Galveston successfully sold $22.6 million in tax exempt public improvement bonds, to fund projects beginning in July that were promised in the May bond election.  Due to favorable m...

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Posted on: June 16, 2017

City of Galveston Joins Nextdoor, The Private Social Network for Neighborhoods

The City of Galveston announced today that it will use Nextdoor (www.nextdoor.com), the private social network for neighborhoods, to foster neighbor-to-neighbor and citywide communication.

Galveston residents have been utilizing Nextdoor to create private ...

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Posted on: May 2, 2017

Hurricane Season Begins June 1 - Make Sure Your Family Is Storm Ready

June 1st marks the beginning of hurricane season and Island officials are encouraging the public to be prepared.  Important information about the upcoming hurricane season, evacuation procedures, and assistance as well as family, home, and pet pr...

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

Galveston Rolls Out Nostalgic Trolley Buses on June 2, 2017

GALVESTON ROLLS OUT NOSTALGIC TROLLEY BUSES ON JUNE 2, 2017

With restorations to the rail trolley cars underway, Galveston welcomes trolley buses to the island.

(GALVESTON, TX) May 19, 2017 – A missing piece of Galveston’s charm will be ...

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